Examen Sobre la Franca Comunicacion Entre los Dos Oceanos por el Istmo de Panama
Bogotá: 1846. ,41,pp. Small quarto, stitched as issued. Some wear and biopredation in margins, causing minor losses but not affecting text. Light tanning and scattered dampstaining. Good plus. Item #2942
Scarce, early proposal for a canal across the Isthmus of Panama, to be financed and at least partially funded by "major foreign nations," including Great Britain, France, Spain, and the United States. The pamphlet provides an extensive discussion of potential routes, possible research and exploration, economic advantages of such a canal, and the need for support and financing from the Colombian government. Five copies in OCLC; the present copy has a leaf of endnotes not catalogued in those examples.